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Articles – Personal Finance

Split-Dollar Life Insurance

July 30, 2015

Split-Dollar Life Insurance Life insurance can be an important part of a business owner’s financial strategy. It can also be a great benefit to offer to key employees. However, sometimes the cost can be prohibitive. With split-dollar life insurance, the cost of life insurance can be managed by splitting it up. To be clear, split-dollar… Read more

Life Insurance for Business Owners

July 30, 2015

Life Insurance for Business Owners If you own your own business, chances are you’ve at least thought about the conditions under which you will make your departure from the business and who is going to take over after you leave. Business continuation is difficult enough under normal circumstances, but if it has to take place… Read more

Business Owner Policies

July 30, 2015

Do I Need a Business-Owner Policy? Your business may be running smoothly. You could be making money hand over fist. But don’t be lulled into thinking that a catastrophe could never hit your business. Disasters can strike in many ways; even a minor one could wipe out a lifetime of hard work. Fortunately, the appropriate… Read more

Property and Casualty Insurance

July 30, 2015

What Is Property and Casualty Insurance? Property-casualty insurance practices in the United States are based on British practices and started with marine insurers located in major U.S. ports. Even when our nation was young, we were concerned with protecting ourselves and our property and not much has changed since then. Property-casualty insurance is specifically designed… Read more

Annuities as an Insurance Product

July 30, 2015

Why Are Annuities Considered an Insurance Product? Annuities are financial vehicles that can be sold only by insurance companies. Basically, an annuity is a contract between you and an insurance company, which promises to pay you a future income in exchange for the lump-sum payment or premiums that you pay. The payments specified in the… Read more

Why Purchase Life Insurance

July 30, 2015

Why Purchase Life Insurance? We’ve all heard about the importance of having life insurance, but is it really necessary? Usually, the answer is “yes,” but it depends on your specific situation. If you have a family who relies on your income, then it is imperative to have life insurance protection. If you’re single and have… Read more

Home Equity Loans

July 30, 2015

Is a Home Equity Loan Right for Me? Taxes are becoming an ever-increasing burden to Americans. Through the Tax Reform Act of 1986, Congress reduced or eliminated many of the ways that taxpayers can lower their taxes. Interest deduction is one of the areas that has been strongly affected by this tax reform legislation. Since… Read more

Effects of Inflation

July 30, 2015

How Does Inflation Affect Me? Are you saving for retirement? For your children’s education? For any other long-term goal? If so, you’ll want to know about a sometimes subtle, yet very real threat to your savings: inflation. Inflation is the increase in the price of products over time. Inflation rates have fluctuated over the years…. Read more

Savings Alternatives

July 30, 2015

What Savings Alternatives Are Available? As an investor, it’s important to have a portion of your holdings in savings. Opinions differ, but most financial advisors agree that adequate savings should form the basis of any sound investment strategy. There are a number of savings alternatives that will help you accumulate adequate savings and earn a… Read more

College Financial Aid

July 30, 2015

What About Financial Aid for College? Is the financial aid game worth playing? There’s a tremendous amount of paperwork involved. The rules are obscure and often don’t seem to make sense. And it takes time. But make no mistake, the game is definitely worth playing. Financial aid can be a valuable source of funds to… Read more

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